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Crescent Beach

a summer day at Crescent Beach

Location and Hours

The Crescent Beach swimming area is currently open. Lifeguards are on-duty Monday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm.

12160 Beecher Street, Surrey, BC

About Crescent Beach

Surrey's famous Crescent Beach dates back to 1909 when development of the Great Northern Railway first made the beach easily accessible to the public. In 1913 permanent dikes were erected to enable subdivision and settlement of the surrounding neighbourhood. Today these dikes are home to a pathway that traverses the waterfront.

In 1912 Crescent Beach was promoted as a resort area by the Crescent Beach Development Company. 1912 also saw the development of the Crescent Hotel and the pier. Although the hotel and train station have since disappeared, the beach remains a popular summer destination for families.

The best beach access is found at the end of Beecher Street, Sullivan Street and Target Street. Blackie Spit Park, at the north end of Crescent Beach, offers its own beach access, lots of parking, the Crescent Beach Pier, a trail system and a dog off-leash area. The off leash area is located along a natural shoreline; be sure to wear appropriate footwear in that area as you may experience seaweed and other shoreline vegetation. Please note dogs are not allowed on beaches between May 15 and September 15 of each year. The exception to this is the off-leash area at Blackie Spit at Crescent Beach. 

The best place for sand and beach volleyball is at the end of Sullivan Street. Here you'll find Sullivan Point with lots of grass areas ideal for a blanket picnic.

Crescent Beach Swimming Area

The City of Surrey maintains a safe, open water swimming environment at the foot of Sullivan Street. A family friendly, roped swimming area is available for swimmers of all ages.

Lifeguards are on-duty Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer, late June until Labour Day. Since 1997, the Crescent Beach Lifeguard Corporation has provided lifeguard services on behalf of the City.

Enjoy swimming at Crescent Beach and stay safe in the water!

Helpful tips for safe open water swimming

  • Swim within the designated roped area
  • Be aware of currents, tides and water conditions
  • Adults should always be within arms reach of children
  • Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a lifejacket
  • Protect yourself from the sun and wind
  • Don’t swim when lifeguards are off-duty